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2013-02-15 11:02:13 AM  
None of those things were crazy. I was expecting to see crazy.
 
2013-02-15 11:03:49 AM  
Lots of stuff like that ...

accurateshooter.net
 
2013-02-15 11:04:00 AM  
Lootie surrenders.
 
2013-02-15 11:09:33 AM  
Makes my Asteroid Insurance seem affordable and wise.
 
2013-02-15 11:11:21 AM  
WD40 and duct tape are all you need.
 
2013-02-15 11:13:05 AM  

i.r.id10t: Lots of stuff like that ...

[accurateshooter.net image 600x463]


From what I see, those look like standard loads for those rounds.  Nothing different that what you can buy at a gun shop.  Unless they're putting pure unobtanium in them.  Slap on "zombie" on the flashy package and charge extra.

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: None of those things were crazy. I was expecting to see crazy.


 Yeah, I didn't see anything crazy.  Over priced and over-hyped, probably.
 
2013-02-15 11:24:08 AM  
eyeq360:
From what I see, those look like standard loads for those rounds.  Nothing different that what you can buy at a gun shop.  Unless they're putting pure unobtanium in them.  Slap on "zombie" on the flashy package and charge extra.

Yup.  Selling stuff to suckers.
 
2013-02-15 11:27:32 AM  

eyeq360: i.r.id10t: Lots of stuff like that ...

[accurateshooter.net image 600x463]

From what I see, those look like standard loads for those rounds.  Nothing different that what you can buy at a gun shop.  Unless they're putting pure unobtanium in them.  Slap on "zombie" on the flashy package and charge extra.

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: None of those things were crazy. I was expecting to see crazy.

 Yeah, I didn't see anything crazy.  Over priced and over-hyped, probably.


Virtually identical to the standard Hornady Critical Defense loads. Just with a "zombie" green tip.
I've got a few boxes of the .380 and 9mm because my local gun shop had a bunch this summer that had been sitting around for a while and he offered them to me at the normal price for Critical Defense. It was a good deal so I bought out his stock.
 
2013-02-15 11:28:04 AM  
I was expecting much more Billy Mays.
 
2013-02-15 11:34:05 AM  
I was expecting "BOB", leaving disappointed.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-15 11:38:48 AM  
FTFA "The Stinger is a camera-equipped remote-controlled quadrocopter that can provide an aerial view of a disaster area or search-and-rescue operation. The battery life maxed out at 25 minutes, which made the $17,000 price tag seem steep. Mocerino countered: "It's hard to find a drone for under $50,000."

Bullshiat
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You can pick up one of these (the AR.Drone) online for $300.  Has an HD camera and can stay airborne for about 20 minutes.  Gotta love how these sales guys can slap a "Government Grade" or "Industrial Grade" moniker on a product and then charge 5000% more than its actually worth.
 
2013-02-15 11:44:58 AM  
www.makefunstudio.com

/obscure?
 
2013-02-15 12:16:02 PM  
Of what use is a recon drone that stays airborne only 20 minutes?  Wouldn't a buyer require something like a 4-hour patrol time?
 
2013-02-15 12:24:26 PM  
Manny, Moe, Jack, and Schizo?
 
2013-02-15 12:26:00 PM  
This doesn't turn out well....

d.gr-assets.com
 
2013-02-15 12:36:47 PM  

i.r.id10t: Lots of stuff like that ...

[accurateshooter.net image 600x463]


I believe this stuff is the same price and all as their normal Critical Defense ammo, but instead of having a red tip it's a green tip.

Which means I need to buy some.
 
2013-02-15 01:24:39 PM  

eyeq360: i.r.id10t: Lots of stuff like that ...

[accurateshooter.net image 600x463]

From what I see, those look like standard loads for those rounds.  Nothing different that what you can buy at a gun shop.  Unless they're putting pure unobtanium in them.  Slap on "zombie" on the flashy package and charge extra.

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: None of those things were crazy. I was expecting to see crazy.

 Yeah, I didn't see anything crazy.  Over priced and over-hyped, probably.


If you're "gun people" perhaps you can answer this question for me:

What's the best way to store ammo long term? Does it have to be a specific type? Can I use one of those vacuum sealer things used to package food? Is it a matter of just keeping the powder dry? I was under the impression that conventional ammo can "go bad" after a while, and you'd think that with all the preppers about these days, someone would come up with a viable, low cost solution for long-term ammo storage.

In that vein, is there and real difference in terms of storage between normal cased or jacketed rounds like you'd see in a modern handgun or rifle, and shotgun rounds? I've been thinking about a 12-ga. for a while, and chances are, the ammo I'd buy wouldn't see the barrel of a weapon for years, if not decades, after I bought it.
 
2013-02-15 01:26:59 PM  
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2013-02-15 01:48:39 PM  

grinding_journalist: eyeq360: i.r.id10t: Lots of stuff like that ...

[accurateshooter.net image 600x463]

From what I see, those look like standard loads for those rounds.  Nothing different that what you can buy at a gun shop.  Unless they're putting pure unobtanium in them.  Slap on "zombie" on the flashy package and charge extra.

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: None of those things were crazy. I was expecting to see crazy.

 Yeah, I didn't see anything crazy.  Over priced and over-hyped, probably.

If you're "gun people" perhaps you can answer this question for me:

What's the best way to store ammo long term? Does it have to be a specific type? Can I use one of those vacuum sealer things used to package food? Is it a matter of just keeping the powder dry? I was under the impression that conventional ammo can "go bad" after a while, and you'd think that with all the preppers about these days, someone would come up with a viable, low cost solution for long-term ammo storage.

In that vein, is there and real difference in terms of storage between normal cased or jacketed rounds like you'd see in a modern handgun or rifle, and shotgun rounds? I've been thinking about a 12-ga. for a while, and chances are, the ammo I'd buy wouldn't see the barrel of a weapon for years, if not decades, after I bought it.


Buy enough stock to last, but rotate through it consistently.  FIFO and all.  If you're shooting regularly*, then you can have a significant amount of ammunition on hand and never worry about it degrading over time.

*Say you go to the range every other week.  When you're there, it's reasonable to say that you'd put 100 rounds down range.  If you're proficient, that's enough to stay proficient.  That's 2,600 rounds/year.  If you had that much on hand, then you could just replenish with 100 rounds each time you hit the range and it'd never last long enough to go stale.
 
2013-02-15 01:52:21 PM  
Serious answer, though:  basically, if you store it well, it'll probably outlast you.

http://smith-wessonforum.com/ammo/247649-shelf-life-ammo.html
http://www.preparedsociety.com/forum/f15/gun-ammo-shelf-life-495/
 
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